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suspect tried to jump out without paying and assaulted the driver when confronted. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. and we kick it off with developing news. air number of flights are canceled because of a problem with missed inspections. anne makovec is at oakland international airport. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: good morning. we're talking about overdue inspections. southwest has been working through the night to complete some of those inspections. but the five flights from oakland international airport were scheduled to leave at 6 a.m. so this is a time when a lot of those people are showing up to the airport only to be disappointed. southwest grounded 128 planes about one-fifth of the fleet after discovering they had not
been inspected on time, specifically the hydraulic system used to control the rudder if the main system fails. 80 flights were canceled yesterday and about 20 today. >> it is scary. it is scary to hear. >> they shouldn't be overlooked. it's negligent. >> reporter: federal officials have agreed to let southwest keep flying those planes if they are checked within the next five days. southwest sent out a statement last night saying, once identified, southwest immediately and voluntarily removed the affected aircraft from service, initiated maintenance checks and developed an action plan to complete overdue checks." you may remember southwest was actually fined by the feds five years ago for failing to inspect some of its planes for cracks in the fuselage. live at oakland international airport, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> let's get a look at traffic and weather now. roberta? i'm flying southwest on
friday to visit my daddy. right? but you're at sfo, right? >> sfo. and i'm flying virgin. [ laughter ] >> okay. oakland? that's my airport. >> you're both going somewhere. >> want to get away? why, spring-like weather here in the bay area! good morning, everybody. out the door see that veil of clouds? that's keeping us from not being as chilly as yesterday. so less frost out the door but minus the cloud cover in santa rosa currently 37 degrees. 40s livermore and concord as well as in san jose. it's currently in the 50s with that cloud cover in san francisco. later today very similar temperatures to yesterday which is very spring-like right here in the bay area. we have showers in the forecast. we are watching an accident in pleasanton. right now everything is in the center divide waiting for tow crews westbound 580 at santa rita road and just a little farther west near the dublin interchange, that's what it
looks like. so things are moving along okay maybe a touch slower than normal. really the bulk of traffic is still on 205 out of tracy approaching mountain house. usual delays on the bay bridge. 52 miles per hour on 101, 280 and the guadalupe parkway through downtown. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. caltrain service was suspended for an hour yesterday after a train hit a woman on the tracks. it happened at the palo alto station at about 11:45. caltrans says that she was alive when she went to the hospital. none of the 200 people on the train were hurt. this is the third incident where a caltrain hit a car or a pedestrian in the past day and a half. a passenger refused to pay a taxi driver then beat the driver before running away. as mark kelly shows us it was
captured on video. >> reporter: the late hours of valentine's day and this passenger showing anything but the love. instead, kicking and punching his cab driver sending him straight to the hospital. >> he just started punching and kicking him in the face resulting in major facial injuries. >> reporter: that saturday night the suspect hailed the cab here. the intersection of grant and sutter in san francisco and told the driver to take him to the cow palace but once he got there cops say the suspect jumped out of the cab and refused to pay. >> that's when the cab driver confronted him asking him to pay for the fare. >> reporter: the suspect responded with blows and punches all caught on the cabbie's dashcam video. >> seconds. it just took seconds. >> reporter: watching that assault is difficult but equally disturbing the witnesses who just walked on by. >> be a better witness and calling in the police department giving a good screenings of the suspect which direction they fled. >> reporter: unfortunately, no good samaritans this time
leaving police with only this photo of the suspect. hispanic male 25 to 35 years old, 5'7" with an accent. on that valentine's night wearing a long dress shirt in a distinct red tie. >> if anybody saw anything, come forward and report it to the police department. >> reporter: we know the taxi driver is a 60-year-old male and he has been released from the hospital. as for cops, their next goal, find the man who landed him there. in daly city, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> police say assaults on cab drivers are more common than you may think. san francisco's catholic archbishop says he is not backing down on the morality clause in high school teacher handbooks. archbishop salvatore cordileone is requiring teachers to reject same-sex marriage, abortion, contraception and other behavior the church says is wrong. that sparked protest including this one last week outside st. mary's cathedral. yesterday, after a meeting with the "chronicle's"
editorial board, the paper reported he is peeling back the guidelines. but later, the archdiocese released a statement saying, quote, the archbishop has not repealed anything. he is adding explanations, clarifications and material on catholic social teaching. nothing already planned to go in is being removed or retracted or withdrawn." new movement is now under way to require vaccinations for almost already children in california. today advocates plan to bring 21,000 signatures from a moveon.org petition to the state capital. it includes a video message from a marin county boy who is now in remission after battling leukemia. >> last friday, i got my first shot. thank you for coming to sacramento and passing laws so everybody will get vaccinated. >> state senators richard pan and others will seat petition signatures. they authored legislation to require public schools to only admit students who have been
immunized for various diseases. the veterans affairs secretary is apologizing for lying about serving in the special forces. he told members of the american legion yesterday that he made a mistake. it happened last month in los angeles during a conversation with a homeless man who said he is a veteran. mcdonald was an army ranger and served in the 82nd airborne but was never in the special forces. california earthquake authority is inspecting homes in napa six months now after the earthquake and you could get paid to help them out. experts are researching the best retrofitting techniques around the state, better help the older homes in napa. homeowners can get a $25 gift card for answering the 15- minute survey in both english and spanish. a south bay city has a plan to boost your cell phone signal. why the new technology may be hard to recognize. >> plus cameras are rolling when a house blows up. what investigators are saying may have triggered that
explosion. >> so we have rain back in the forecast and we have high pollen counts. we'll talk about that straight ahead. >> and it looks like a lot of our earlier crashes are now cleared to the right-hand shoulder. so it's smooth sailing on the san mateo bridge. more on your drive coming up. but first we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. >> stay with us. we'll be right back.
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it's "hump day," february 25. we're looking at beautiful san jose. towards the santa clara valley, levi's stadium to be more specific, mineta international airport, where there are no airport delays. it is currently 42 degrees right there throughout the santa clara valley. we have your full forecast straight ahead. parts of the south are dealing with bitter cold temperatures today. just a day after being hit with snow, sleet and freezing rain. three to six inches of snow is also expected from texas to georgia and the carolinas. sections of the country could see more storms later this week. san jose could be one of the first cities in the country to use so-called smart poles. they are streetlights that also serve as cell phone
towers. electronics company phillips now partnering with the city on the project. they are also working together to bring energy saving l.e.d. lights to city streets. smart poles won't replace the traditional unattractive cell phone towers but they could reduce the need for more of them. >> it's a much more aesthetic way of giving the citizens access to wireless broadband service. >> the plan is to originally allow 50 smart poles to go up in san jose and it all starts this summer. the hov lanes between oakland and milpitas are getting converted to express lanes. the metropolitan transportation commission wants to speed up the commute by making the hov lanes more efficient. the conversion will be on the 880 state route 92 and 84. part of that plan includes the addition of a toll lane. solo drivers will be able to use the hov lane to pay tolls. there's a meeting in fremont tonight at 5:00 to learn more about the project. and there's a new bike station opening up today in oakland. the bike station is on the
corner of 19th street and broadway. it will offer free bike parking, bike station is taking over a vacant storefront. cyclists can va their bikes repaired there. people can park your bikes for free during the day and it's $5 to leave it overnight. we had earlier crashes but everything is off to the right- hand shoulder. so not really seeing any big hot spots. hopefully we can make out the zipper crews. they are heading new york. they are getting their lane changes going and they are adding a fourth lane in the commute direction out of sausalito. so yes, so far, so good right on schedule for the golden gate bridge commute. and here's a live look at the bay bridge. the toll plaza. you know, a little earlier about a half-hour ago we saw some delays in the cash lanes and those have all cleared out. so everything looks good now. no overnight roadwork. and no delay. you like to hear that before you head to work if you have to commute into the city, especially this time of the morning. i know it's early. at least you won't have any traffic get there is and no
metering lights. here's a live look at 880 where all the overnight roadwork has also been cleared. so it was actually never in oakland. it was moving along okay in the overnight hours. it was a little farther south in san leandro approaching that marina exit. we had various lanes blocked in both directions so sometimes they kind of do one direction or the other. this time it was northbound and southbound but you missed it if you get to leave right about now. everything is moving at 61 miles per hour. highway 4 the commute has definitely begun here. just in the last 10 minutes or so, we saw those red sensors pop up especially around hillcrest to "a" street. 30 miles per hour. we can always ride mass transit. i know there's been a lot of caltrain incidents lately but everything is on track this morning. no delays. "ace" train is also fine. golden gate ferries and bart systemwide no delay. if you have any questions about your commute once you hit the roads, remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that's the latest from here. let's get an update on your
forecast. here's roberta. liz, when i left my house at o:dark-00 this morning i could see the crescent mon and stars. air temperature was 40 degrees throughout the tri-valley but where we have the cloud cover this morning, it's a little bit more mild. not as cold this morning as just 24 hours ago and that really tells the story right there. it's our live weather camera looking out toward the transamerica building. those clouds are acting like a blanket so therefore, the temperature in san francisco is at 53 degrees. it has now turned partly cloudy in livermore at 42. but where we are clear and starry is dipped into the 30s in santa rosa backing all the way into napa and sonoma. here's what we need to know for this "hump day" for this wednesday. less frost this morning than yesterday morning. we will have a few north bay scattered showers by nightfall on friday. otherwise, everybody gets wet on saturday albeit minimal. about .25" or less. here's the patch of clouds rolling along the california coastline.
mainly the san mateo coast. that's why we have partly to mostly cloudy skies in some areas. upstream we have an area of low pressure but meanwhile today and tomorrow, we are still under the influence of this blocking ridge of high pressure. so therefore, very spring-like conditions. and then we have an area of low pressure to the north. it's going to skim across the california coastline. there's not a lot of moisture associated with it. not a lot of juice. it's a cold front. when you get copious amounts of rainfall, that's usually when we tap into the subtropical moisture so we're only banking on about .25" or less. temperatures will come down slightly. mid-60s today in throughout monterey bay. 70 in ukraine. low 70s in sacramento. we're currently in the teens so it's cold enough to make the snow but in the high sierra, still spring-like conditions. heavenly valley maggie run up for your pleasure today. we have a chance of some snow by the end of the weekend there. northstar also a chance of some light flurries from our area low pressure that will bring us some light rain on saturday. and meanwhile we're also calling for a few scattered flurries in sugar bowl with
six lifts available for your boarding and skiing. temperatures here today with abundance of sunshine northwest winds five to ten miles per hour into the 60s climbing up to 71 degrees in gilroy. the extended forecast does call for again we cloud up on friday. we all will get wet on saturday. we rebound with high pressure on sunday. and then by monday we turn partly cloudy and another chance of rain showers. let's keep our fingers crossed that's for tuesday for our miracle march. frank and michelle? >> bring it on. okay, roberta, thanks. 5:17. some experts say the world's best surfing spots could one day fall victim to climate change! the usgs helped put together a landmark study of the california coastline and using that information, some scientists think the beloved surfing spots of santa cruz could be victimses of a changing climate! >> i know some surfers can do it in a second you know some really good surfers could look out there and tell you those are two meters breaking coming in to one meter into shore.
>> if the forecast correct the declining waves in santa cruz could be coupled with the creation of a big surf break on other parts of the pacific coast. 5:18. shattered dreams for hundreds of bay area little leaguers. why these kids won't have a place to play ball this season. >> reporter: and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the warriors got their superhero back last night. we'll show you how steph curry did. and what giants player does not have a world series ring but a japanese championship ring instead? a report from the land of the sun coming up. in today's bay area jobs report, jill schlesinger looks at the growing demand for financial advisers. reporter: it's an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings status. the task of saving for the future is more difficult now due to the combination of a recession, a more complicated financial landscape, and longer life expectancies. that means financial advisers will be in high demand. the bureau of labor statistics
forecast that employment for personal financial advisers is expected to rise by 27% during the next 8 years. the median annual pay for this job is $67,520. many companies hire college grads for entry level positions but being a certified financial planner is the gold standard in the industry. you can explore the certification process at cfp.net, where you will also find a career center which lists both jobs and internships. the financial planning association of san francisco has a website with more information about the industry here in the bay area. go to fpasf.org. i'm jill schle
television announcer: ...is on now. ♪ mattress discounters ♪ good morning, checking the ride in, in sunnyvale a traffic jam is brewing. they are running a couple of traffic breaks to clear this multi-vehicle crash southbound 101 at lawrence expressway. details on what's block coming up. good morning, everybody. steph curry gets to go to the white house today so you better believe there was a presidential order that he play last night in d.c. curry missed sunday's game because of a bum foot. showed no ill effects against the wizards. guy has more moves than frank mallicoat on his wedding night! lamont sessions had no chance. curry 13 in the 1st quarter. the game was billed as the
best two-point guards in basketball but john wall lost big time. he only had 16 points. curry scoop shot off the glass. he had 32. warriors win. giants reported to spring training yesterday. vern glenn from scottsdale on one of the new faces in camp. >> reporter: all right, dennis. good evening. in our first day with the giants, most of this worlds band is back together. but we did get a look, a first look, at a few extras. large any you this third baseman casey mcgehee. santa cruz product is with his sixth major league club but the follow-up to pablo sandoval sandwiched in the year in japan in an area once rocked by an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear reactor incident. >> we were two hours from fukushima where the nuclear reactor was. and even two years later it was still decimated. um, and it was cool. we were able to win a championship there and that was, you know, it's one of the highlights of my career no matter where it was.
>> reporter: by the way, mcgehee the 2014 national league comeback player of the year. in scottsdale, vern glenn, kpix 5. >> vern is going to be there all week. steph curry with president obama today. we'll show you that in the 6:00 news. have a great day. >> thanks, dennis, i think. nhl flames rangers in new york. watch. >> the first shot hit the post but calgary had the great save on the second shot. but sadly it let one in, one too many. the rangers won 1-0 but he got the play of the day with that great stretch right there. nice glove save. 5:24 right now. the oakland raiders plans to expand to southern california got difficult. the other nfl time now one step closer to returning to l.a. >> and then were designed to be diverse but now some people
more than 100 southwest planes are kept grounded some right here in the bay area. what forced the airline officials to cancel flights. >> plus the debate over a proposed morality clause is heating up. why the san francisco archbishop says he won't back down. >> rain is back in the forecast. we'll pinpoint which days and how much coming up.
>> it looks like the livermore valley commute is heating up on 580 plus a crash in sunnyvale. we'll have the latest update on that. it's all coming up. thank you, liz. and good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, february 25. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. nine southwest airlines flights out of oakland are canceled today after the carrier says it missed a key inspection on a big part of its fleet. kpix 5's anne makovec is at oakland international airport with more on what the airlines found and how the government reacted. >> reporter: in the meantime southwest has been working through the night to complete some of these overdue inspections on its planes. but, yeah, as you mentioned, nine flights canceled this morning out of oakland international airport. a lot of them leaving around 6:00 so a lot of those people are arriving here at the airport disappointed this morning. southwest grounded 128 planes about one-fifth of its fleet after discovering they had not bin inspected on time specifically the hydraulic
system used to control the rudder if the main system failed. 80 flights were canceled yesterday and at least 20 today. i was the bearer of bad news for some passengers this morning and got mixed reaction. >> well, probably be calling them this week to see what's going on. i mean, that really is alarming. >> reporter: federal officials have agreed to let southwest keep flying the planes if they are checked within the next five days. southwest said, "once identified, southwest immediately and voluntarily removed the affected aircraft from service, initiated maintenance checks and developed an action plan to complete overdue checks." you may remember southwest was actually fined by the feds five years ago for failing to complete inspections on cracks in the fuselage. live at oakland international airport, anne makevoc, kpix 5. you both have trips coming up this weekend. you're okay but you might need a little work, i guess, huh? >> nothing is going to stop me from visiting my daddy.
no. i have to fly to ontario and rent a car and drive 100 miles not mojave disto earth check up -- to the mojave desert to check up on my dad. we have a northwest breeze out there this morning. that mixes up the air mass. so therefore, it is not as cold this morning as it was 24 hours ago plus we have a blanket of clouds over sfo right now. as we take a look at sfo, no reports of any local airport delays except for those cancellations that reporter anne makovec was referring to. good morning, everybody! currently, our air temperatures anywhere from the clear skies and 37 degrees in santa rosa to the mostly cloudy san francisco at 53. partly cloudy in throughout the tri-valley into the 40s. san jose also with some clouds in the 40s. these clouds are just all breaking off from an area of low pressure well north of the bay area. they are going to scoot out of here. we'll become mostly sunny today. northwest breeze five to ten increasing later tonight. but meanwhile as you take a good look at these
temperatures, they are very spring-like. the warmest winter in the bay area history will continue through thursday. and then we cloud up on friday with north bay showers possible late night but anything we see on saturday and we all will get wet on saturday is going to be generally a .25" or less. we'll talk more about that next time around, plus the pollen report straight ahead. liz? >> not as juicy as you said earlier. i like that word. thanks, roberta. let's go out the door. so we're watching a couple of different things right now. i mentioned this crash in sunnyvale. so chp just gave us an update. it is blocking the left lane southbound 101 at lawrence expressway. you can see the slowdowns actually in that area. they are running a couple of traffic breaks and then it turns out this crash is still there, still blocking the embarcadero off-ramp to northbound 101. there was an earlier pickup truck that caught fire and now they are just getting tow crews out there and trying to clear the scene but they are closing that off-ramp in the meantime. and a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza. quickly we're seeing those
delays beginning to build in the cash lanes only. that is "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you, liz. investigators now combing through the site of that metrolink commuter accident in ventura. the driver of the truck that caused the collision is now facing charges. >> reporter: the fiery scene is captured on video. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: the collision sent commuter train cars tumbling from the tracks northwest of los angeles in oxnard. according to a fire investigators, the driver of a produce truck said he accidentally turned on the railroad tracks instead of a road and then became stuck before the vehicle was hit. police say the 594-year-old driver -- the 54-year-old driver from yuma, arizona, is now facing charges. >> he was taken into custody for felony hit-and-run violation with injuries in this case multiple injuries. >> reporter: at least 28 passengers were injured but
nobody lost their lives. >> the fire department having to car try people literally out of the turned-over cars and take them to the triage area for treatment. >> reporter: a spokesman for metrolink the rail company that operated train 102 says safety changes likely helped limit injuries. so-called collision energy management technology was installed on metrolink trains following a deadly collision with a freight train in 2008. the technology allows energy from an impact to go outwards helping to prevent crumpling of train cars. crews are working to upright railcars turned on the sides at the crash site. that's where federal investigators from the national transportation safety board arrived on scene tuesday afternoon. >> think they are assessing, um, not only what took place here in the accident, but how to get this intersection once again open so that it's safe and clearing the debris away. >> police say the driver of the truck was found dazed and confused about a mile away
from the accident. san francisco's catholic archbishop is not backing down on the morality clause in high school teacher handbooks. archbishop salvatore cordileone is requiring teachers to reject same-sex marriage, abortion, contraception and other behavior the church says is wrong. that sparked protests including this one last week outside st. mary's cathedral. yesterday, after a meeting with the "chronicle's" editorial board, the paper reported he is peeling back the guidelines. but later, the archdiocese released a statement saying, the archbishop has not repealed anything. he is adding explanations, clarifications and material on catholic social teaching. nothing already planned to go in is being removed or retracted or withdrawn. 5:35 now. a man faces life in prison without parole after he was convicted of killing "american sniper" chris kyle and another man. eddie ray routh was found guilty of killing kyle whose life story became a film and kyle's friend chad littlefield. they were both shot at a texas
gun range at 2013. the jury in stevenville took less than three hours to reach a guilt verdict yesterday and the judge immediately sentenced routh. his lawyer will appeal. oakland police have spent their overtime budget for the fiscal year. as kpix 5's christin ayers reports, a lot of the money has been spent keeping protests under control. reporter: $3 million, that's what protests like this one have cost the city of oakland in police overtime so far. oakland police budgeted $15 million for overtime this fiscal year. they have already spent all of it and then some. >> obviously, we're going to exceed the overtime budget for the year. >> reporter: chief sean whent is projecting opd could spend $30 million on overtime by year's end if the protests continue. it's part of a larger trend. the city of oakland audit found since 2010opd overtime has skyrocketed nearly 80% from $12 million to $22
million in 2014. the chief said staffing shortages and a slew of protests have made managing overtime tough. >> always a balancing act. what we have to send officers out to deal with protests so we don't have the -- the vandalism and looting issues that have cropped up in some of them. >> reporter: the cleave says vacancies -- the chief says vacancies at the department sometimes offsets the costs but if not this time. >> again, obviously if there's a shortfall then that money comes out of the city's general fund. >> reporter: in oakland, christin ayers, kpix 5. >> we have some breaking news out of martinez right now. a california highway patrol has made several arrests after a high-speed chase ending with a car crash near 680. the chp says the suspects were reportedly involved in an armed robbery in colorado. the chase began in vacaville ended on arthur road in martinez where two men and a woman were arrested early this morning. the search is on for another woman right now. the car rented out of san francisco's airport sfo crashed after running over spike strips. the veterans affairs secretary is apologizing for
making false claims that he served in the special forces. robert mcdonald told members of the american legion yesterday that he made a mistake. it happened last month in los angeles during a conversation with a homeless man who said he is a veteran. the encounter was recorded by a cbs news crew. >> that was wrong. and, um, i have no excuse. i have great respect for those who have served our nation in special forces. >> mcdonald was an army ranger and served until the 82nd airborne but was never in special forces. that unit conducts high risk missions like rescuing hostages. president obama has accepted the apology and the job is still safe. a plan to build a football stadium in inglewood in southern california could hurt the chances of the raiders and chargers getting a joint stadium in the l.a. region in carson. last night the inglewood city council gave the go-ahead for a stadium where the st. louis
rams could move and return to southern california members approved the plan unanimously. the rams owner is a partner in a deal for an 80,000-seat stadium the site of the former hollywood park racetrack. tesla's model s is now sitting atop the auto rankings in a widely recognized list. >> time to chat about that. jill wagner cbsmarketwatch.com joins us on this wednesday morning in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. the market also open today at new record highs. the dow climbed 92 points yesterday to a new record. the nasdaq was up 7 which is its tenth day in a row of gains. for the first time in 71 years, u.s. automakers placed three cars in the top rankings. the best overall vehicle is tesla s electric car. the buick regal is named top sports sedan. and the chevy impala is top large car. now is the time for students to apply for summer internships and glass door has
ranked the 25 companies with the best internship programs in 2015 based entirely on intern feedback. facebook is number one followed by chevron and then google. new york has the most openings. san francisco is next. frank and michelle? >> okay. jill, we hear nike is going to old school rereleasing a shoe. what's the latest? >> reporter: the sports brand bringing back its 1972 cortese classic running shoe. you might recognize them from forrest gump. the tom hanks character wore the red, white and blue sneakers on his cross-country rubble he also wore them in the famous park bench scene where he says life is like a box of chocolates. the sneakers go on sale saturday and cost $100. >> they were cheaper back in the '70s. i had a lot of pairs of those. great shoe. $100? that's crazy. >> i know. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com -- >> they should bring back the
1972 prices. >> great idea. >> you got something there, jill. have a great day. thank you. it is 5:40 now. apple is getting criticized over its new emoticons that could soon be used in text messages. here's a look. the tech giant added multiple types of skin tones for the emojis of people. now there were some complaints coming out of china such as skin tones, yellow for asians. apple is not commenting at this time. public testing of the new emojis could start in mid- march. it is 5:41. it hasn't been scene in the bay area in more than a decade. details on how a photographer snapped this picture of a rare fox. >> and a live look at highway 880 in oakland. and things are running quite well right now. we are going to get a check of your traffic. liz is standing by. roberta has your weather and we have
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rise an shine at 5:43. cloudy skies, they are acting like a blanket not as cold this morning as 24 hours ago. temperatures right there boot bay bridge in oakland at 49. san francisco 53. going up to highs today in the mid- to high 60s. 5:44. some little league baseball players in concord have nowhere to practice because the company that runs their playing field is in the middle of a labor dispute. 15 ballparks all locked up in the city of concord. they are owned by the tesoro refinery where workers as now are all on strike. >> we put a lot of work into it prior to, you know, the fields being closed and now we are supposed to start kids were supposed to be out there and practicing and getting ready for the season.
>> the first nonpractice pitch of the league season set for march 21. but that's if a place can be found for those teams to play some baseball. a film about batkid kicked off the 25th annual cinequest film festival in downtown san jose. it was a full house at the historic california theater for batkid begins. it's a document think about that day in 2013 when a wish came through for 5-year-old cancer patient miles scott. he was in costume playing superhero for the day with countsless volunteers in san francisco. >> it's fun what's a better story with a little boy who wins and gets a big parade where an entire city comes out and then the world watches online. >> julia roberts is said to be thinking of turning the story into a feature film.
cinequest runs through march 8 at several downtown san jose movies. >> i think that movie would do very well. i had a lot of friends across the country saying they loved it. liz, on that note, we kick it to you in traffic. >> thank you, guys. yeah, let's see what's going on. we have a couple of issues. we have the bay bridge metering lights on now. and at least this time they didn't have to turn them on manually. there was a big old issue yesterday that cause an earlymorning backup. so they had to put them on in manual mode. everything is working normally today. they switched them on earlier at 5:38. so you're already stacking up past the west grand overcrossing. not sure why they're turning the lights on earlier and earlier. more commuters earlier? westbound 580, 205 looks okay especially improving now all the traffic is filling into the livermore valley. 22 minutes from the altamont pass and 680. and right when we got on the air at 4:30 there was an
overturn pickup turned into a fully engulfed pickup. that's clear now, fire is out. now they have tow crews out there and so they are still blocking the embarcadero off- ramp to northbound 101. there's a tweet from "kcbs traffic" sent out a little while ago. so you can see the main lines. freeway are still okay 64 miles per hour. but that embarcadero off-ramp is shut down until further notice. and more issues. this time in sunnyvale. southbound 101 approaching lawrence expressway. we have that earlier crash running a bunch of traffic breaks to clear it. well, we got the "all clear." everything is fine now sunnyvale all the way into san jose 101 looks great, 280 and the guadalupe parkway are actually fine too so far at this hour. here's a live look at the richmond/san rafael bridge. very light actually coming out of the east bay into marin county. and mass transit looks good. i know we have had a number of caltrain incidents lately but everything is on time on track this morning. and bart also looks good with no delay. if anything changes, once you hit the roads, tune to our
radio partners. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. let's get a check on your forecast. another cool start. here's roberta. it is a cool start, elizabeth and it's going to be really interesting to see if you start seeing some travel delays in the petaluma area. i have noticed a relative humidity is going up and we have some dense fog developing in that particular area at this hour. down to about a quarter of a mile visibility. as we take a bird's-eye view out towards the mineta airport, no delays or cancellations there. partly cloudy skies throughout the santa clara valley. clear in santa rosa. it is cloudy in san francisco and now 53 degrees. it is a cool start to your day in our inland areas.
fog is developing. we have a chance of norths bay showers developing very light. we all get wet on saturday but minimal rainfall will occur about a .25" or less. first off, the batch of clouds that we're now experiencing across the san francisco area is all right there and will be wiping out of the area as the day progresses. a blocking ridge of high pressure stays put right there. we'll remain mild and spring- like through thursday but upstream we have an area of low pressure. it's a cold front. so it doesn't have a lot of juice or moisture associated with it. and especially as it drags across the northern half of the state of california, it's going to fall apart. so that's why we are forecasting just light amounts of rain in the bay area on saturday. sunshine today, ukraine 70. we are currently in the teens in the high sierra. so they are making snow especially at the lower levels. spring-like skiing today and boarding in the greater lake tahoe area. 66 degrees in fresno.
our sun-up is at 6:47. by the time it sets at 5:59, temperatures today above average. 65 in san francisco. basically anywhere between about 63 and 71 degrees in gilroy. and with the drier air mass in place, if you suffer from allergies, wow! look at tomorrow. almost off the charts. okay. chance of rain on friday night. we all get wet on saturday. and then we have another probability of rain returning right to the bay area on tuesday. >> are you done? >> yes. >> you guys were over there having a great conversation? >> well -- >> talking about the great weather. >> chance of rain after saturday. >> next week sometime? >> thank you very much. my point is well made. >> saturday. >> we were nailed. >> maybe tuesday. we're going to move along. we apologize. it is 5:50. hey, a gray fox has been sighted in san francisco's presidio. for the first time in more than a decade.
a home explosion in new jersey sent debris flying. the moment of impact was caught on the dashcam of a police cruiser. you can see pieces of the house shoot way up into the sky. amazing video. it happened yesterday morning leveling at least one home and damaging several others. gas crews were investigating a strong smell of natural gas in the area when the blast occurred. 15 people were injured. >> incredible video there. california's gas tax is dropping 6 cents this summer because of lower gas prices. the state board of equalization voted to cut it yesterday. tax cut will also reduce funding for local road projects though. but we may not see a difference at the pump because of other factors of course that are driving up gas prices right now. the statewide ban on plastic grocery bags won't go
into effect this summer. opponents of the ban got enough signatures to put the new law on the ballot in november 2016. it was supposed to take effect in july. many cities and counties already prohibit or charge for single use bags and a local ordinances will stay in effect. the president rejected a bill that would have given a final approve to the keystone xl pipeline. that planned pipeline would transport oil from canada to the gulf of mexico. advocates say the pipeline would create jobs. opponents say there are too many environmental risks with it. it was the first time president obama used his veto power in five years. the justice department is not bringing federal civil rights charges against george zimmerman for killing trayvon martin. zimmerman claimed self-defense in the killing of the unarmed teen after a confrontation in florida. he was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges. martin's parents hoped a federal investigation would find him responsible for the teen's death. the justice department said there was no evidence to bring
civil rights charges against zimmerman yesterday. 5:55. coming up, a bay area cab driver viciously attacked for just doing his job. how police hope to find the man responsible. >> reporter: so you get up at 3:00 in the morning to get to the airport for a 6 a.m. flight only to find out it is canceled. that's what a lot of people are dealing with this morning. we'll hear from them up next.
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it is scary. it is scary to hear. >> reporter: southwest airlines has grounded over 100 planes including some in the bay area due to potential safety problems. about one-fifth of the southwest fleet had missed scheduled inspections. they have been temporarily pulled out of service. >> we have waited two years for god to get justice. >> reporter: a texas jury has convicted a former marine in the shooting death of "american sniper" author chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield. both men were killed at a gun
range in 2013. jurors rejected claims that eddie ray routh was insane. >> started punching and kicking him in the face. >> police are looking for a taxi passenger who viciously attacked his driver. it happened near the cow palace on valentine's day. the suspect tried to jump out without paying and assaulted the driver when confronted. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado email@example.com your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. a breaking news in martinez at this hour. three suspects have been arrested and the search is on for a fourth after a high- speed chase ends in a crash there. the chp says the chase began in vacaville about 2:30 this morning. police using spike strips to stop the suspect's vehicle on arthur road in martinez. two men and